Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a competition in which the performance of hunting dogs is tested in the field
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A test for young, untried hunting dogs to determine their competence in pointing and retrieving. Often used in the plural.
- A trial of a new product in actual situations of use.